Key Concepts in Urban Geography
- Alan Latham - University College London, UK
- Derek McCormack - School of Geography, University Oxford Centre for the Environment
- Kim McNamara - University of Western Sydney, Australia
- Donald McNeill - Western Sydney University, Australia
Local Government | Urban Geography | Urban Sociology
- Roger Keil, co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
"The city is an obvious but confounding object of geographical analysis; urban structure and life are shaped by an astounding array of social, economic, and political dynamics. This volume embraces these complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity."
- Professor Steven K. Herbert, University of Washington
- An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field.
- Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject.
- A glossary, figures, diagrams and suggested further reading.
This is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban geography and covers the expected staples of the subdiscipline from global cities and urban nature to transnational urbanism and virtuality.
This book provides an immense collation of key issues in Urban Geography. I bet it will give an interesting perspective to urban geography students and at the same time convince them on the interdisciplinary inclination of human geography.
great all-rounder, provides undergraduates with a structured overview of key geographic concepts and theories
Good resource for studnets at all levels. It offers a quick definiton and itroduction of key concpets in urban geography. It does what it says on the tin
This book offers concise and useful summaries of key concepts and ideas, and I will list it as a background text for students who need to brush up on concepts or gain familiarity with concepts/ideas referred to in other key texts for my MSc urban theory course. The text does not go into sufficient depth for MSc students, and the concepts covered do not relate to political economy enough for my undergraduate course, although I might recommend the section on 'global cities' for my students there. Chapter 2, especially the sections on nature, materiality and infrastructure, will be listed as recommended reading for my MSc course.
only of supplementary value
I like the short sections and summaries, the writing is accessible for students despite dealing with difficult concepts.